1. 153 stern warnings have been issued today
to members of public,
and non-essential shops for non-compliance with elevated safe distancing
measures. In total, 158 stern warnings have been issued since 7 April 2020. Police assistance was
required for several cases where members of public were not cooperative when
asked to leave.
part of measures to reduce the number of areas where people can congregate, the
Housing & Development Board (HDB) and Town Councils have cordoned off more
than 20,000 playgrounds, game courts, seating facilities in the open spaces and
void decks of HDB estates.
non-essential shops which should not have been opened were closed down by HDB
today, and stern warnings were issued to their owners. They were mainly in
household and personal care trades. A total of 7,000 non-essential service
shops at HDB estates have been required to close as part of elevated safe
distancing measures since 7 April.
10 April 2020, crowd management measures will be put in place at 40 popular
markets which draw crowds. Please refer to the list of markets with crowd
management measures here: https://www.nea.gov.sg/our-services/hawker-management/announcements
NParks-managed gardens, parks and nature reserves, more than 720 playgrounds
and fitness areas and eight fishing spots have been closed off.
members of public should stay home during this circuit breaker period, until 4
May 2020. Avoid going to crowded spaces, including markets, parks and coffee-shops. Have meals at home and if necessary,
head out to exercise only at non-peak hours. This is to protect you, your friends and your families.
7. Firm action will be taken on non-compliance. The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has
conducted joint operations to patrol areas where people were observed loitering
and sitting around at Yishun, Toa Payoh West, Haig Road and Boon Lay Food
8. If a member of public is found in breach of elevated safe distancing
measures imposed from 7 April to 4 May 2020, including any failure or refusal
to comply with directions from an Enforcement Officer, his or her particulars
will be taken down, and a written stern warning will be issued. A second
offence by the offender will result in a composition fine of $300, and a third
and subsequent offences will result in prosecution. In egregious cases, there may be prosecution even if
it is a first offence. The Police may
also be contacted for follow-up action.
us all do the right thing. The health of all depends on each one of us.
10. Visit this MEWR website for the latest information on safe distancing measures: http://mewr.gov.sg/safe-distancing.
MINISTRY OF THE
ENVIRONMENT AND WATER RESOURCES
9 APRIL 2020
 Five stern warnings
were issued to members of public on 7 – 8 April 2020.